Tagged as: bullying

How to Diminish Darwinian Pecking Orders by Modeling Social Inclusion for Kids

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 5.34.13 PM Do you remember being a little kid in your early years of school, sitting on the floor in a circle with your legs crossed? Maybe your teacher was reading a story or maybe you were singing a song and shaking maracas and tambourines. Sometimes a child would arrive late -- late to school in the morning, or perhaps just returning from the nurse's office or the bathroom. For some reason that child was not there when the circle formed, and as that child approaches -- let's call her Katie -- the teacher says something. "Ok everyone, scooch back a bit to make room in the circle for Katie." Read more...

Four-Part Podcast Series on Raising and Educating Children in Today’s Culture

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 12.16.20 PM Many thanks to Wendy Grinberg of URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) for contacting me after reading my article "10 Ways to Raise Resilient Kids in Turbulent Times" in The Huffington Post and inviting me to be interviewed for a series of podcasts on modern day parenting. We discussed all sorts of issues pertaining to boys and girls of all ages. It was a very interesting thing to do and a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy it! Listen...

Kids, Social Media Use, and Cyberbullying: The Role of Parents

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 2.29.10 PM Last April, as I was up to my eyeballs in cyberbullying among my middle schoolers, a New Jersey middle school principal told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he had emailed his students’ parents stating that “there is absolutely, positively no reason for any middle school student to be a part of a social networking site.” He urged all parents to prohibit their children’s access at home, and he was met with tremendous resistance. Read more...